Private LTE: An Alternative for Wireless Enterprise Networking

Private LTE: An Alternative for Wireless Enterprise Networking

This IDC Market Perspective provides an overview of LTE technology and its application in enterprise networks. It identifies the most promising use cases and verticals for private LTE and profiles some of the main players addressing private LTE opportunities in Europe. "A combination of changing circumstances is now pushing private LTE to greater prominence as an attractive option for wireless enterprise networks," said Ksenia Efimova, senior research analyst, IDC Telecoms and Networking Team.

Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
LTE: A Technology Overview
Origins and Spread of LTE
The Properties of LTE
Distinctive Characteristics of a Mobile Network
Properties Distinguishing LTE from Earlier Mobile Generations
Upgrades and Enhancements for LTE Networks
Spectrum, and Why It Matters
LTE as a Radio Access Technology in Private Networks
Attractions of LTE as an Enterprise Networking Technology
Spectrum Options for Private LTE
Private LTE in Unlicensed Spectrum
Private LTE in Spectrum Licensed to the Enterprise User
Private LTE in Spectrum Licensed to a Mobile Operator
Choice of Spectrum for Private LTE Deployment
Vendor Examples: Equipment Vendors' Private LTE Offerings
The Telco Perspective on Private LTE
Telefonica and Private LTE
The Need for Private LTE and Telefónica's offering
Verticals and Use Cases
Positioning Private LTE Against Enterprise Wireless Technologies
Spectrum Issues
Deployment Scenarios and Use Cases for Private LTE
Offshore Wind Farms
Advice for the Solutions Provider
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